Funeral services Danny Gene “Dan” Cutler, 69, will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel in Douglas, Wyoming with Pastor Jeremy Paradowski of the Douglas Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery with military honors accorded by Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8 and Wyoming Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors.
Danny Cutler passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at his home near Douglas of natural causes.
Dan was born Wednesday, January 11, 1950 in Muncie, Indiana to Margerite Lynn and Carl Hunnel.
At the age of two (2), his father abducted him in his mother’s backyard and moved him to Marion, Michigan. His father always told him his mother was dead. When Dan was twelve (12), his father passed away and Dan was placed in an orphanage. But after causing some trouble he was moved to Starr Commonworth Orphanage for troubled kids. Shortly before his fifteenth (15th) birthday he was adopted by Russell Cutler and Ardeth Wheeler.
At seventeen (17), Dan, joined the United States Army and served during the Viet Nam Conflict as a medic. After serving three (3) years and returning to the states he married Nancy Woods and had two children with her, Chris Cutler and Amy Cutler. After a few years they divorced and he moved to Arizona and eventually to Douglas in his beloved Ol’ green van in 1981 where he had two children, Dani Jean Cutler on January 21 1987 and Dj Cutler on July 14, 1988.
He learned years later that his mother was still alive and he tried for a couple decades to locate her. He eventually found her and returned home to meet his family in 1990. In 1993 his brother, Jack Rucker, passed away and then in 1994, his birth mother had passed away. So, he never really had the chance to get to know the family he thought he didn’t have.
He began employment with the City of Douglas Public Works Department and stayed for several years. He then worked at a coal mine, and then Menter Sand and Gravel/Croell. He stared his own business, Dan’s Tv Repair and retired at 64 and loved life building and restoring all sorts of things. He was very talented in everything he did and learned it all by himself. He loved music and playing bass guitar. He had a love for antiques, records, old cars, YouTube, and Pioneer.
Dan was a good, honest man that lived by his morals and always made sure to put his children first. He will be highly missed by his family, friends, and members of the community. He will always be remembered for being kind, generous, and his great sense of humor.
He is survived by his son, Dj, daughter, Dani, both of Douglas; his adopted mother, Ardeth, of Michigan; and his four grandchildren, Brooke, Jak, Mason, and Weston.
He was preceded in death by his birth mother, Margerite; his birth father, Carl; his adopted father, Russell; and his brothers, Jack and Bill.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Everyone is welcome to join the family afterwards for a potluck dinner at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Douglas. Donations are welcomed.
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Serving as pallbearers will be Jim Sullivan, Randy Cox, John Kumor, Monte Duff, Brian Paris, and Tommy Russell.
Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Larry Sullivan.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com